Call to Confession
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who calls on the name of the Lord turn away from wickedness.” (2 Timothy 2:19) Let us confess our sin, turn away from wickedness, and seek God's mercy:
Prayer of Confession
You speak to us in the sunrise, Lord,
and call us to embrace our Creator
yet we are distracted by our to do lists,
and we do not pay attention.
You light our way throughout the day
with the light you set in the Heavens
and the law you placed in our hands,
but we willfully close our eyes
to the path you've laid before us,
choosing the path of the world instead.
You, Lord, sing to us at sunset,
a song of peace and rest,
but still we labor on,
indifferent to the rhythms of creating
until we war with one another
out of greed and fear and weariness.
As night pours forth knowledge,
we sleep turbulently,
unable to process the wisdom
of your teaching
because we have filled our minds
with untruths instead of
meditating on your self-revelation.
Forgive us, we pray,
and open our hearts to the awareness
of your extravagant grace.
Assurance of God's Grace
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts 10:43) Hear the Good News: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one another.
The peace of Christ be with you.
Please extend the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this week.
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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